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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Animal health and nutrition

Like human health, animal health may be threatened by various pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites), some of which can also affect human health (zoonoses). ANSES contributes to the prevention and control of the major and emerging animal diseases affecting both farm animals and wildlife, and in doing so participates in the protection of public health.

The Agency assesses the health and nutritional risks of animal feed, the benefits of the products used, the treatment processes and the risks to humans of the consumption of animal-based foodstuffs. Via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, ANSES is also the competent French authority for the assessment and management of veterinary medicinal product risks.

ANSES's work in monitoring antimicrobial resistance in animal health

To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ANSES is publishing two reports reviewing the situation regarding antimicrobial resistance in animal health in 2018, and is participating in the interministerial symposium on 20 November entitled "Antibiotics are precious, let's use them more carefull y". The Agency is actively involved in the topic of antimicrobial resistance in animal health and in the food chain. Its research, reference, surveillance ...

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Published on 21/11/2019

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